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2013-12-30 23:24:39

Week of Replication and Experimentation Focuses on Ancient Projectile Technology Cortez, CO (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 In the Mesa Verde region of the American Southwest, the transition from the Basketmaker II to Basketmaker III periods (circa A.D. 500) was marked by, among other things, a major technological shift—from atlatl-and-dart weaponry to the bow and arrow. Archaeology enthusiasts who are fascinated with ancient technologies now have the chance to explore the significance of...

2013-12-22 23:03:22

Travelers Invited to Explore the Coasts of Italy and Croatia with Noted Archaeological Scholar Cortez, CO (PRWEB) December 22, 2013 The sea lanes of the Adriatic have been crossed and recrossed for millennia—notably during the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires and the Venetian Republic. The archaeology, art, and architecture of the Adriatic coast reveal a complex, often contentious, history. Next year, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center invites travelers to join scholar Dr. Don...

2013-11-20 23:34:29

Archaeology Research Seminar Focuses on Ancestral Pueblo Indian Communities in the Mesa Verde Region Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez, Colo., invites history and archaeology enthusiasts to join its scholars for an in-depth study of archaeological topics during a 2014 Archaeology Research Seminar—Communities Through Time: Migration, Cooperation, and Conflict. In about A.D. 500, Pueblo Indian farmers began settling the central Mesa...

2013-11-16 23:04:00

Renowned Archaeologist Dr. Steve Lekson and Zuni Tribal Member Octavius Seowtewa Lead Seminar Cortez, CO (PRWEB) November 16, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today an archaeology and culture travel opportunity that offers a glimpse into the fascinating culture known as Mimbres. The exploration, Classic Mimbres, focuses on the distinctive culture that developed more than 700 years ago in remote southwestern New Mexico. The Mimbres Classic period (A.D. 1000-1130) is...

2013-10-31 23:39:07

NEH Workshop Explores Pueblo Indian History at Mesa Verde National Park Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today that it will offer a new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers. Entitled “Mesa Verde National Park: Convergences and Crossroads in the American Southwest,” the workshop explores significant subjects in American anthropology such as the importance...

2013-10-30 23:35:59

Travelers Invited to Explore Ancient Archaeological Sites While Boating the Colorado River Cortez, CO (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center invites archaeology, history, and geology enthusiasts to spend a week on the Colorado River during its Grand Canyon River Adventure. Led by Grand Canyon archaeologist Kimberly Spurr and Hopi anthropologist Lyle Balenquah, travelers will investigate the 5,000-year human history of the canyon while exploring ancient sites—some...

2013-09-29 23:04:38

Pre-College Level Field School Explores Archaeology in the Southwest (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced this week dates for its three-week 2014 High School Field School: June 29–July 19, 2014. Crow Canyon, a not-for-profit research and education organization located in Cortez, Colo., offers the field school each summer for students seeking to experience archaeology firsthand and explore the spectacular Four Corners area of the Southwest. “Crow...

2013-09-29 23:04:37

Tour Focuses on How Disasters and Climate Change Affected Ancient People Cortez, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 With drought, floods, and earthquakes frequently making the evening news, scientists are investigating how ancient civilizations responded to catastrophes as a way to learn about how disasters and climate change may affect our world. Next year, travelers can join two scholars in this field on Crow Canyon’s Pre-Inca Cultures of Peru: Ancient Cultures and Catastrophes in the...

2013-08-30 23:02:04

Lifelong Learners Invited to Explore the Culture and Archaeology of the Southwest Cortez, CO (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 For lifelong learners who love to explore the American Southwest, the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is offering a new lineup of domestic archaeology and cultural tours for 2014. Crow Canyon announced today that it will offer six itineraries, each geared to a different educational focus and activity level. During Southwest Indian Art, travelers will enjoy opportunities...

2013-08-29 23:01:03

Crow Canyon Offers Trips to Italy, Croatia, Peru, and Belize/Guatemala with Top Scholars Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today that it will offer four new itineraries for its international educational tours in 2014. For travelers with a passion for learning about diverse cultures, history, and archaeology, Crow Canyon will lead trips to Italy, Croatia, Peru, and Belize/Guatemala. “Our new itineraries will include visits to some of...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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